Author, Playwright & Screenwriter
Mitch Albom, in addition to writing his books, is a celebrated playwright and screenwriter. He also works as a broadcaster and columnist and has received The Red Smith Award for his lifetime achievement in sports writing. His books have collectively sold over 28 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies. Albom has founded seven charities to help a wide variety of people both in Detroit and elsewhere, including Haiti, where he has been rebuilding and operating an orphanage after the devastating earthquake in early 2010.